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Saudi Arabia

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Region: Middle East
Population: 22,023,506
Language(s): Arabic
Literacy Rate: 62.8%
Number of Primary Schools: 11,506
Compulsory Schooling: 6 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 7.5%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 5,361
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 2,256,185
  Secondary: 1,542,989
  Higher: 273,992
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 76%
  Secondary: 58%
  Higher: 16%
Teachers: Primary: 175,458
  Secondary: 119,881
  Higher: 15,868
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 13:1
  Secondary: 13:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 75%
  Secondary: 54%
  Higher: 15%



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